Every time I receive my property tax bill for the December payment, I think: Really? Isn't there a better time of the year to remind property owners that taxes are due on Dec. 21 -- four days before Christmas? Many, of course, don't have money...
Scanner Traffic for Tuesday PM (23 items & counting + link to AM Scanner Traffic with 13 more items) includes a traffic crash that blocked w/b I-90 for a half hour. The freeway just reopened (3:14 p.m.).
In a report by Taylor Viydo of KREM 2, a man describes finding a duct-taped female in the middle of Highway 53, near Hidden Valley Road/Rathdrum. Three Coeur d'Alene residents are accused of abducting the 25YO woman from a Spokane supermarket and later assaulting her. She escaped days later. The three suspects are in custody.
The Cutline Contest today features North Korean school girls paying respect to a mural of the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung before sweeping the area around the mural earlier today. Monday's Winner -- DFO.
... Brock Osweiler, 25, the new QB for the Denver Broncos, was born in Coeur d'Alene on Nov 22, 1990. An ESPN story reports: "After a 43-month stint as understudy, with just 54 regular-season pass attempts before this season, Osweiler has thrown for 250 and…
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has plenty of opinions about President Obama, the economy and what a Republican president needs to do to fix the problems both home and abroad. But Crapo clams up when asked who he thinks should be occupying the White House, and who can defeat Hillary Clinton in next year’s presidential election.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife announced the birth of their daughter, Max, as well as plans to donate most of their wealth, or roughly $45 billion, to a new organization that will tackle a broad range of the world’s ills. Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan, gave birth last week to a baby girl.
Idaho school officials say a nascent movement among some anti-Common Core parents to boycott required annual student testing could endanger tens of millions in federal funding for the state's cash-strapped schools.
The daily roundup of links from Huckleberries Online blog roll includes: Advent/Slight Detour, The kindness season/Simple Mind, Bonds of love & remembrance/War Bonds, Is this a great country or what?/Fort Boise, First Take: Deputies named/Randy Stapilus, Binge watch preview: 'Transparent'/7 Blog, Grizzly bear attacks ice climber in Banff/Outdoors.
I forgot to mention that walking partner Greg & I spotted a random act of kindness during our noon walk along the waterfront Monday. Along West Lakeshore Drive, we spotted 4 knitted beanies tied to the metal wheelchair ramp going down to North Idaho College Beach. Notes were attached informing anyone who needed a beanie to take one.
New statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Tuesday found 47 percent of homes only use cellphones and do not have a landline phone. That is about 5 percentage points higher than homes that use both wireless and landline phones, which still represent 41 percent of households.
As we round the far turn together and head for the new year, I decided to see where Huckleberries Online stood re: this blog's page-view record, which was set in 2014 -- 2,627,127. We're sitting at 2,584,982 page-views going into today, about 42,000 short of the record. That should be achieved within a week.
Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn two recently passed Idaho laws that ban women from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest in a lawsuit filed Tuesday says that the laws create an undue burden on women seeking abortions.
AM Headlines for Tuesday includes: Lawmakers review solar energy proposal/EOBoise, Trees should be checked for storm damage/KXLY 4, Poachers leave headless elk near Council/Twin Falls Times News, Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion laws/Twin Falls Times News, Only fraction of Columbia sockeye reach destination/Outdoors ...
In the Monday poll, a solid majority of Hucks Nation said the issue of climate change is important. Today's Poll: Should $2.5M in urban renewal money be used to help build a joint student services facility for 3 colleges at the Education Corridor?
The atmosphere at a coffee shop is as important to me as the coffee served. I want to hobnob with a friend(s) in a comfortable and welcoming setting. I prefer Riverstone Starbucks as a corporate venue. And I'm becoming fond of the Grumpy Monkey at 4th Street and I-90 and Bakery by the Lake for a locally owned setting. Which shop do you prefer?
One of the sheriff’s deputies involved in the shooting death of an Adams County rancher on Nov. 1 told his father that he believes his actions that night were justified — and that “God never intended for man to kill another man.” “This weighs upon him, even believing he did the right thing,” Eagle resident Steve Wood said of his son, Brian.
Bonner County officials confirmed a 2.6 earthquake hit near Sandpoint on Monday around 7:00 a.m., according to KREM 2. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was at Lake Pend Oreille. A 3.4 earthquake hit the same spot on Nov. 23rd, a week before.
Kootenai County commissioners are considering a resolution that assures, if Syrian refugees resettle here, the federal government sends money to alleviate possible local financial burdens. The proposed resolution was brought to the commissioners on Monday by Coeur d'Alene resident Brent Regan.
Jamie Tobias Neely, associate professor of journalism at EWU, says the wind blows hard in her native South Dakota. But it doesn't cause the problems that Wind Storm 2015 does. Why? The brain trust in South Dakota wisely bury their power lines. That prevents the dangerous conditions that occurred in the Inland Northwest from happening again.
Jim Morrison, a non-smoker, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer 12 years ago. The heating contractor was determined to beat it and has been in remission for nine years. He now works with cancer groups, churches and individual cancer patients. He has self-published a book re: his experience: "To See Another Sunset."